Update: You can find clues and rules for our scavenger hunt here:
This Christmas, we did it a little different.
Instead of tearing open packages non-stop on Christmas morning, we thought we would slow it down a bit.
With a holiday scavenger hunt!
For an extra 30 minutes of work (thinking up clues, printing, cutting, and placing the clues), it was completely worth it.
The boys woke up at 4:40 on Christmas morning.
We promptly sent them back to bed.
They woke up again at 8 (which is more our speed), and we opened stockings and gifts with Grandma Teetsie and Papa on the webcam.
After the packages were open, the boys looked on the walls next to the tree and found clues. One for Michael and one for Jack.
Please excuse my cell phone picture :)
And they’re off!
The gifts that were part of the scavenger hunt were at the top of the boy’s lists. It was kind of fun to see them open all of their presents and then find out that they each had one more special one left.
We had the boys looking in the bathtub, inside Daddy’s truck, on top of ceiling fans, in the fire pit, and inside the Christmas tree.
It was a blast. I don’t want to bog you down with pictures of every clue, but here are some:
Next year? We’re definitely doing another scavenger hunt (or two).
I think it would be great for Christmas Eve pajamas, too.
I think we have found a new tradition!